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Spalding theatre company looks forward to welcoming children back




A theatre company is looking forward to welcoming youngsters back into its studio during the summer holidays.

ACT II will be holding its first socially distanced film-making workshops at its Spalding base in August after running a number of online sessions during lockdown.

But owner Karl Gernert is aiming to have the studio in Welland Business Park refitted when the doors fully reopen in the autumn.

A picture of a previous ACT II performance
A picture of a previous ACT II performance

The popular theatre group is also waiting for clarity from the Government with regards to the rules surrounding singing.

Mr Gernert has thanked parents for their ongoing support of the company during the lockdown period.

He said: “We are really
excited to be holding our first holiday workshops. The room doesn’t feel right being quiet – normally it is a room full of noise.

“At the beginning of lockdown, we thought ‘are we going to survive it?’ and so far we are still here. Families have been overwhlemingly generous.

“I would like to say a massive thank you to parents. We have been overwhelmed and humbled during this period by people’s generosity.”

ACT II will be hosting its first holiday workshops between Monday, August 10, and Friday, August 14.

Places will be limited to strictly 10 people per session, for primary and secondary school children.

Plans are also being put in place for the theatre company’s reopening in September.

Mr Gernert said: “We are writing risk assessments and making sure social distancing is in place.

“But we are still unsure and waiting to hear further clarity on the rules surrounding singing.I know that tests are ongoing on whether singing is considered safe.

“Our summer holiday workshops are film making which is a safe thing to do.”



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